On Friday, June 6 a federal judge ruled Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
Posts Categorized: LGBTQIA Rights
April 8th recognizes part of the economic disparity women struggle with, and our #RealPay campaign has tried to suss out how race and other societal realities put women at a considerable financial disadvantage. But there is another layer to the way pay discrimination works: LGBT-identified individuals are much more economically vulnerable than their straight counterparts.1… Read more »
Attorney General Holder’s historic directive to all members of the Department of Justice ensures that same-sex couples in valid marriages receive the same privileges, protections, and rights as opposite-sex couples under federal law.
The National Organization for Women is delighted that the Illinois House of Representatives has passed a marriage equality bill that Governor Pat Quinn has promised to sign into law.
We rally today to remind the Illinois House what is at stake for the thousands of same-sex couples in Illinois. It is time to end the second-class status of civil unions.
The National Organization for Women is elated for the many same-sex couples whose loving, committed relationships will now be recognized in law a result of today’s Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8.
We know we will win this battle — state by state and, eventually, at the national level — for marriage equality. The tide is turning in our favor; a majority of Americans believe same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
NOW applauds the Supreme Court for taking up the issue of marriage equality. The justices announced today that they would hear arguments in two such cases, one involving California’s Proposition 8 and another addressing the federal government’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). NOW has taken strong stands against both laws, which restrict marriage to one man and one woman.
The National Organization for Women condemns today’s passage of H.R. 4970, the House Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill.
NOW Foundation, IWPR, and the NCPSSM Foundation briefed congressional staff on their research examining the challenges facing elderly women and their families in the U.S. Their report, ‘Breaking the Social Security Glass Ceiling: A Proposal to Modernize Women’s Benefits,’ also proposes initiatives to ensure Social Security benefits are adequate for all Americans, particularly for women and women of color.